Thompson, Kim 1956-
Most widely held works by Kim Thompson
Castle waiting by Linda Medley ( Book )
in English and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
 "...tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil -- but about being a hero in your own home. The opening story, "The Brambly Hedge," tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on "Sleeping Beauty" when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun"--Publisher's description.
It was the war of the trenches by Jacques Tardi ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
The experiences of World War I from the perspectives of soldiers on the battle field and their families at home.
Why are you doing this by Jason ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
I yam what I yam ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
The Arctic marauder by Jacques Tardi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
In 1889, Jérôme Plumier investigates a series of explosive shipwrecks in the Arctic Ocean that occur after the crew spots a ghost ship among icebergs.
West coast blues by Jacques Tardi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
"George Gerfaut, aimless young executive and desultory family man, witnesses a murder and finds himself sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hired assassins. Adapting to the exigencies of his new life on the run with shocking ease, Gerfaut abandons his comfortable middle-class life for several months (including a sojourn in the countryside after an attempt to ride the rails turns spectacularly bad) until, joined with a new ally, he finally returns to settle all accounts-- with brutal, bloody interest"--Publisher's web site.
E.C. Segar's Popeye. [Vol. 2], Well, blow me down by E. C Segar ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Stigmata by Lorenzo Mattotti ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
You are There by Jean Claude Forest ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
"You Are There is set on a small island off the coast of France, where unscrupulous landowners have succeeded in overtaking the land from the last heir of a previously wealthy family. That heir, whose domain, in a Beckettian twist, is now reduced to the walls that border these patches of land he used to own, prowls the walls all day, eking out a living by collecting tolls at each gate. His seemingly hopeless struggle to recover his birthright becomes complicated as the government sees a way of using his plight for the sake of political expediency, and the romantic intervention of the daughter of one of the landowners (who has her own sordid history with the politician) engenders further difficulties, culminating in an apocalyptic, hallucinatory finale" -- from publisher's web site.
Pocket full of rain : and other stories by Jason ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
"Collects over 25 stories from the first decade of Jason's career (including the eponymous graphic novella) ... presented here for the very first time in English"--P.  of cover.
Hwy 115 by Matthias Lehmann ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Detective Pluriel hunts for a serial killer with the help of a young woman hitchhiker he picks up.
The littlest pirate king by David B. ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Undead pirates adopt a young baby they found on a captured ship as their mascot and name him the "Littlest King," but when the baby becomes a child, the pirates come up with a plan which they hope will win them divine favor.
Hey, wait by Jason ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The death of a childhood friend casts a shadow that affects the rest of Jon's life.
E.C. Segar's Popeye. Plunder Island by E. C Segar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Isle of 100, 000 graves by Fabien Vehlmann ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"Five years ago, little Gwenny's father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures-- and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad. Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners-- and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they've reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty. And yes, this story is a comedy. Albeit a dark one" -- from publisher's web site.
E.C. Segar's Popeye by E. C Segar ( Book )
in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
A compilation of classic comic strips from the creator of the original Popeye cartoons follows the picaresque adventures of Popeye and his cohorts--Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Eugene the Jeep, the Sea Hag, and Alice the Goon.
The wipeout by Francesca Ghermandi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
E.C. Segar's Popeye. Let's you and him fight by E. C Segar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Another helping of vintage strips from Popeye's creator, E.C. Segar. These 1932-1933 strips include serial stories, Sunday strips, and an introductory essay.
E. C. Segar's Popeye. [Vol. 5], "Wha's a Jeep by E. C Segar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Epileptic by David B. ( Book )
in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
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